One of My New Faves
The food was delicious and presented impeccably. The apple salad, branzino, and scallops were delicious. The egg yolk raviolini was a little too heavy for my tastes. The desserts offered fresh takes on old classics, but not my favorite part of the meal. I can't wait to go back and try some of the many other delicious sounding appetizers and entrees on the menu.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Melibea located around the corner from Barraca (no sign) is a great addition to the two restaurant punch that is Jesus Nunez. The food is creative, arty and unique but also delicious. Standouts include Carpaccio with ICE CREAM (try it you'll like it), Hummus with Beet and Egg, a Study of Tomato and Homemade Cheeses. Everything is good for sharing and it's easy to over order since the flavors are so fun and different. Add a nice glass of wine and an entree or two (the chicken is especially good) and you have a great night out with friends.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was off the chats good and the food was equally as great. Will definitely return.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Was really impressed....
Service has definitely improved from some of the previous reviews i have seen. Service was brilliant. They were very attentive and did a great job keeping our time moving with the right pace and attention. Food was also outstanding. We had the greek salad to start which was full of flavor. Duck Risotto was also something we ordered. Amazing. Full rich deep flavors. Another dish we would certainly recommend. And then for our mains we got the branzino which was the best part of the whole meal. Really good portions of fish. Lots of flavor. Exec Chef came around during the meal to ask us how everything was going. Really nice touch. we will definitely be back.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent experience at melibea
great meal at melibea! excellent food by chef jesus nunez (i know his food from graffiti) and great wine selection from wine director (know him from casa mono).. service was friednly and on point, ambiance was great, especially at the bar, great cocktails by the way
we will be back as soon as we can!
5/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Melibea was quite a find. We went on a Thursday evening and it was relatively quiet. But it's still not too new and I imagine once it gets reviewed you won't be able to get in. The food is delicious, the cocktails are amazing, and the ambience is terrific. I wanted to order everything on the menu! And everything we did have was great.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the lamb
Came to dine here with friends the other night we had a nice time, we enjoy the hummus (which is part of the share items on the menu). I had the lamb which comes in this really interesting plate/bowl. The host, and the staff seem really nice/friendly. We had a great time over all they only thing was that the AC wasn't working maybe they should get some ceiling fans since the summer is going to be hot! but then again I guess it's part of the decor and Mediterranean feel.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
West Village Mediterranean Must Try
West village definitely needed a place like Melibea! Food presentation is amazing and it tastes phenomenal. No doubt, since it's Chef Nunez behind things. Definitely make a reservation in advance or pass your time waiting at the bar. They make top-notch cocktails and the entire staff is super friendly and on their game.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lamb is delicious!
I've been a big fan of Rayuela, Macondo and now Barraca, the sister restaurants of Melibea, and, of course, I needed to try out the new spot. The place decor is really nice, service is great and the food is delicious; the Lamb is just amazingly tasty and tender. Good place for special occasions, a romantic dinner or dinner with your friends.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our evening
We really enjoyed our evening at Melibea. It was our first time there but we would gladly go back. The four of us enjoyed our entrees and the cocktails were fantastic. The babaganoush appitizer was also quite good.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our meal was wonderful. Gracious and knowledgable staff. Lucious chocolate dessert. Their wine choice for us was notable.lived up to the "10 best new 2013 restaurants" listing. Enjoy a visit here.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The New Yorker was right on !
Delicious, creative and beautiful food. Loved the flavors and the richness in all of the small plates, appetizers and mains. The chocolate dessert rocked our socks. Another reason I wished I lived in NYC instead of LA, but I'll be back in September.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Order the Greek salas... Divine. Had an overall good experience. The food was tasty and the staff was very accomodating. Great atmosphere as well.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and wine list
I booked this restaurant on the strength of a great review in the New Yorker. The front of house staff were knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. On the night service was very slow (having talked to the waitress it appears that there had been a couple of kitchen staff missing - hopefully this shouldn't be the norm).
The Food was excellent I'd especially recommend the tomato special and the tagine.
I'll definately consider revisiting as there are items I'd like to try on the menu and I'm keen to see how service is in "normal" conditions.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
great place in Greenwitch village
We were going to a jazz club in Greenwitch Village and chose this restaurant because it was near by. What a great find! The menu is limited but includes something in most categories: lamb, beef, fish, etc They also have a great set of appetizers to share. Great wine list that is organized by location. The duck risotto was very good.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food, very good service, especially thanks to waitress Lisa
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Who knew? Heard about this place and it sounded good but I had no idea how good! Every dish was superb. Also a really pretty place. Was there on a Tuesday night dinner hour and it was quiet. An amazing thing to find these days. Quiet but not boring and great service.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food and outstanding
Very good food and outstanding service from proven team
7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous Mediterranean in Village
Wow! Great place around the corner from Barraca. Everything is delicious.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I almost don't want to say how good it was because I don't want it to get over crowded. The scene was relatively low key. The food was outstanding with some unique dishes. There was a wine paring option that we didn't do because we took advantage of some great cocktails. But sommelier recommended some good wine to pair with our entre. One of our vegetables came out a little late but it was excellent and they apologized and gave it to us on the house.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hit the spot
Our meal was part of a special day my wife and I had in NYC - an early dinner in between a matinee show and the ferry back home. When we arrived (6pm) we were about the only diners there (it got livelier while we were there), so attentiveness should be expected. But we were extremely well looked after - and spoiled a little once the waiter learned what we were celebrating. The whole meal was delicious (I nearly awarded 5 stars) and the wine list and advice was good (the list was perhaps a little pricey). We enjoyed every minute - great for anybody that relishes Mediterranean food and culture.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, great food!
We were very happy for the service; the waiters were very attentive and courteous and helpful; and of course, outstanding food!
We would love to come back and try other dishes. And the red wine suggested by our waiter was excellent too.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really enjoyed the food and the space. Great location. Nice large space
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
6 out of 6 people were happy!
6 of us went there for dinner, and EVERYONE was very happy with their meal. This is a rare and exciting thing. The server was accommodating, and although the kitchen was a little backed up because it was a busy Saturday night, and there is a new chef of 2 weeks, our server was very attentive. Nothing was too salty and everything we ate had wonderful flavors. I will return again soon!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I went here
My boyfriend and I went here for our anniversary. The food was excellent, the service was attentive and the atmosphere was intimate. We plan to go back. Get the chickpea cake for dessert. It's delicious and unusual.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I live in the neighborhood and wanted to go somewhere close by to celebrate a dear friends birthday. This place is a real find.
I loved everything about it. Can't wait to go back!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM